oswego il: Thinking of Retiring? - 11/28/21 11:23 AM
Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home
The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom:
“At least 1.7 million more older workers than expected retired due to the pandemic recession.”
If you’ve recently retired, your home may not fit your new lifestyle. The good news is, you’ve likely built-up significant equity that can fuel your next move. According to the … (2 comments)

oswego il: Oswego, IL July 2021 Home Market Report - 08/11/21 12:39 PM
There was a definite market cool down in July compared to the June 2021 sales.  With only 62 sales in July we still had 69.35% sell over list or asking price!!  Although we  had less sales than June's 80 closed transactions and even fewer sales than July 2020 which were 97, the fact that over 50% sold over list may indicate a slowing down of buyers but not the price they are willing to pay  for them.
As of 8/11/21,  2:30 p.m. we have 51 Active, 4 Price  Changes, 6 - New, 8 Pending, and 96 under contract/contingent.   Total available are 61 … (1 comments)

oswego il: Oswego, IL - Home Market is on Fire - March 2021 Activity - 04/17/21 10:44 AM
If March 2021 is any indication of what the spring real estate market will bring - you can expect multi-offer  situations to be the norm instead of a once in a while situation. 
The numbers speak for themselves with a 43.9% increase in sales from 2020's 41 sold homes to 59 homes in 2021.  Average market time  dropped 45.7% to only 57 days vs 105 days in 2020.  The median Sale Price rose 14.6% to $326K from 2020's $284,369 in March.
Current available homes in Oswego, IL as of 4/172021 - 62 total available - the breakdown is as follows:
New - 11  Price … (3 comments)

oswego il: Oswego IL 2016 Home Sales YTD Results - 01/06/17 11:28 AM
As winter's freezing temperatures settle in let's take a few minutes to reflect on the single family housing market in Oswego, IL.  The good news is that compared to 2015 Oswego, IL home sales were much higher!
For homes in the $300k and under category there were 454 closed transactions in 2016 compared to 424 in 2015!  The lowest priced home that sold in Oswego in the single family categoyr was a foreclosure for $81K with 4 bedrooms 2 bths and aprx. 1,560 sq. ft.
In the 301K and over category there were 152 closed transactions in 2016 compared to only 106 in … (0 comments)

oswego il: Oswego, IL August 2016 Market Activity - Detached Homes - 09/12/16 06:43 AM
August is always one of the top months for transactions to close to make sure that families with children that are still in school are in the school district, and in Oswego, IL it was a great month for sales versus 2015 closed transactions.
We had 71 closed sales in August, 2016 vs only 54 homes sold in 2015!  The inventory levels are still a bit low as we go into the fall market.  Currently there are 176 active listings, with 15 of those considered "New", 18 with "price changes" and only 3 that are reactivated and back on the market.
We currently … (0 comments)

oswego il: Oswego East High Makes Top 100 Public H.S. List! - 02/23/16 08:28 AM
As a local real estate agent in Oswego, IL I am always glad when either a business or in this case, one of our local Public High School gets on a "Top" list!  So kudos and congratulations to Oswego East High School for being named #86 in a recent K12Niche list. 
Keep the momentum going and reach for a higher score for next year!  For the full list of high schools visit K12.niche.

oswego il: Harvest Time in the Heartland! Slow Down! - 10/16/15 06:24 AM
The days are getting shorter and there is a definite nip in the air.  Winds are picking up, leaves are dropping and the local farmers are harvesting their crops.  As I drive around town especially the back country roads that I prefer to the main roads, you can see the farmers bringing in the corn and soybeans.
The large combines, big trucks full of grain and other strange farm implements are all over the place.  You would think that those of us that live in semi-rural towns like Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville and Plainfield would be used to this every fall.  I am … (4 comments)

oswego il: Signs of Fall All Around in Oswego, IL - 09/28/14 07:28 AM
I was lucky enough to enjoy a rare quiet Sunday!  No showings, no listing appointments and few commitments.  After taking my Mom to church, I decided to bring her along back to Oswego and go to the last Farmer's Market of the year and just take it easy.
We stopped along the Fox River and I showed her my new favorite spot to unwind which I blogged about yesterday.  We then headed into downtown Oswego and stopped at the Farmer's Market where we checked out the various booths and she bought me a chickent tamale at a booth where they … (4 comments)

oswego il: PrairieFest Starts Today - Oswego, IL - 06/12/14 02:23 AM
Being a resident of Oswego, IL since 1999 the start of summer is really PrairieFest on Father's Day weekend!  Started today at 2:30 p.m. This 4-day event which  kicks off with the  the Me too @PrairieFest - an  exceptional afternoon exclusively for exceptional families. Families with special needs childred are able to enjoy a modified carnival until 4:30 p.m. for only $10 for unlimited ride wristbands.
The general public can come at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy a community concert by OSWEGO PRAIRIE WINDS at the  MAIN STAGE!  From carnival rides, wine tastings, great food and more you will enjoy attending … (0 comments)

oswego il: Try Out Home Ownership Without the Mortgage in Oswego IL - For Rent - 02/08/14 02:30 AM
Thinking of trying the suburban lifestyle?  Wondering if homeownership is for you? Ready to move from an apartment complex and try single family living?  Does the small town lifestyle interest you?  Relocating from out of state? Then stop looking and take some action today!
Located in Oswego, IL this lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex is ready for its new occuplant.  Nestled in a quiet cul de sac in a predominately single family subdivision off Rt. 71 and minutes to downtown Oswego, IL you can try a new lifestyle before making a long term commitment. 

From the vaulted living room … (1 comments)

oswego il: Disaster Averted....Just Barely...Winter time Issues with Listings - 01/22/14 04:23 AM
Living in the Auroraland area, or anywhere in the Midwest for that matter, its always a challenge when winter sets in.  Whether you are showing homes or you have homes listed sometimes the weather gets in the way.  Unshoveled walks and driveways where you can be up to your knees in snow, cold homes, dead lockboxes, frozen locks, etc.
The first issue I had with the listing I just got was the battery dying on my lockbox!  Luckily I tried it before a cleaning crew came in so was able to replace it before the scheduled showings the next day.  If … (0 comments)

oswego il: Sad Day in Lakeview Estates in Oswego, IL - 01/20/14 11:40 AM
I can't believe I have lived in Lakeview Estates for 15 years!  Within that time both of my original neighbors passed away and new ones moved in.  When I moved in I was one of the youngest in my immediate area.  In established neighborhoods people seem to stay longer.
So when my neighbor told me they were relocating I was really sad.  I was used to seeing the husband walk their dog, Riley, around the neighborhood.  He was a rescue dog and cute as a button.  I got to know the Mrs. since we both served on our Duplex Association Homeowners … (0 comments)

oswego il: The new Mr. Roger's Neighborhood for Lakeview Estates in Oswego, IL - 01/20/14 12:22 AM
If you remember Mr. Roger's Neighborhood from the 60's or even you have seen it in reruns you realize that most neighborhoods rarely resemble the idealized version shown on this show.  With today's busier lifestyle and the internet those days seem to be gone.
Although many social media sites connect people with similar interests such as Active Rain for those in the real estate industry and buyers, sellers and other real estate related industries, Linkedin for professionals and of course, facebook for those that like to gather friends there is a new possibility out there.
Nextdoor is trying to fit the … (0 comments)

oswego il: What a Difference a Year Makes for Short Sale Sellers - 01/04/14 08:45 AM
Did you sell your home in a short sale in the last couple of years in the western suburbs of Chicago?  Are you renting now but looking at an upcoming rental increase?  Do you wish you could buy another home soon....perhaps this year!

Well, I have good news for you!  In August of 2013, FHA announced that they have a new loan product that would take care of those sellers that sold their homes in a short sale or foreclosure situation due to economic or other extenuating circumstance.  Youd might be eligible to buy after only a year from your … (1 comments)

oswego il: MOY - Montgomery, Oswego and Yorkville IL - By the Numbers - List Now! - 11/23/13 04:51 AM
With a 30.4% decline in available inventory in October, 2013 compared to 2012 to say that the market has turned is an understatement.  While some buyers were still waiting on the sidelines to "jump" into the market and buy a home, interest rates creeped up and inventory went down.
Sellers are back in control and the numbers say it all.  If you happen to live in the Montgomery, Oswego or Yorkville IL area (MOY) you may have noticed the lack of for sale signs in the neighborhood.  It's not your imagination - we have a 4.1 month supply of homes across Chicagoland compared … (2 comments)

oswego il: Buy Affordable Townhome in Kingsbrook Crossing in Oswego, IL - 11/23/13 02:36 AM
If you believe in 2nd chances than you will be thrilled to find out that this 2 story townhome in Kingsbrook Crossing in Oswego, IL is available again!  First buyer walked due to a change in cirumstances and now their loss is your gain!

The private entrance and one car garage affords you easy access to your home.  As you enter the foyer you have a guest bathroom and easy flow to the open floor plan.  The efficient kitchen with breaksfast bar has all the necessary appliances.  Sliding glass door off the living room allows easy access to your own … (0 comments)

oswego il: Corner Lot Ranch for the Gardner in You! - 06/03/13 06:43 AM

From the moment you drive up to this home you can tell that it has been lovingly taken care of.  The attention to detail in the landscaping gives it great curb appeal in sought after Lakeview Estates in Oswego, IL. 

As you enter the expansive foyer your eye goes to the light filled rooms, the hardwood floors and the updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  The French doors leading from the dining area leads to a step down sun room with built in bookcases making this room the favorite of the current owners to enjoy the peace and … (1 comments)

oswego il: Oswego IL Home Sellers - Get A Jump on the Spring Market - 02/18/13 05:16 AM
If you live in Oswego, IL and surrounding communities and have been thinking of putting your home on the market in Spring perhaps you may want to JUMP in now!

With lower inventory and more buyers trying to beat the upcoming FHA Premium Increase  in April you can beat other home sellers by listing your home today.  With only 150* single detached family homes on the market, 8 of which are new listings, the need for inventory is critical!  In the attached single family homes we only have 53 available homes with only 1 of those being a new listing.*

oswego il: Sellers - What Does the Founder of ForSaleByOwner.com Know that you Don't? - 08/04/11 09:18 AM
For those seller's in the Fox Valley and Chicagoland area that still think that DIY when it comes to selling your home is the way to go think about this .
What does the founder of one of the largest FSBO websites know that you don't know?  Just read the Wall Street Journal's article and then think again about your chances of selling what is most likely your largest asset on your own without a professional real estate broker.
With the declining rates of For Sale By Owner's or FSBO's - the founder of the website: ForSaleByOwner.com is smart enough … (2 comments)

oswego il: Spring is in the Air in Oswegoland! - 03/16/11 05:32 PM
I almost missed the great weather today in Oswego, as I went through my emails and answered calls, updated sites and did a bunch of administrative stuff that had to be done.  After being on a coaching call and finally leaving my office I opened my garage door and entered a new world.
The air was balmy, the sun was shining and you could literally feel a change in the air.  Neighbors were out in the yard, people were on the bikes and I even heard birds chirping.  I took off my coat and almost felt like I had stepped into another … (5 comments)

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